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Pray with Your Children

CTA - Christ to All /Sep. 20, 2021
Pray with Your Children

By Jessica Bordeleau 

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it (1 Thessalonians 5:23–24 ESV). 

Praying with your children can be a powerful experience—for them and for you. When you pray together, your children witness your faith in a very practical way. They learn that God is loving and forgiving. They begin to understand that God cares about them and their needs. Their see their God as a very real part of the family. 

Your children learn to talk to God by watching you, but you learn, too, as you watch and listen to them. Hearing a child pray with open-hearted trust is awe inspiring. Relish the beauty of childlike faith and use it to encourage your own faith! 

God is guiding you and your children in prayer. He is right there with you, leading and directing you as you talk with him! 

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them (Matthew 18:20 ESV). 

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slighty adapted from He’s Listening! Prayer for Moms.